471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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471 Small Batch IPA471 Small Batch IPA

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
471 is a small batch, limited edition ale that was created by our Brewmaster to separate the weak from the strong. 471 is a double IPA, that combines Pale, Munich, Caramel-30, Carapils and Torrified Wheat malts, with Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe and Fuggles hops. It has a big sweet mouthfeel, followed by more hoppiness than you've ever had at one time. Enjoy.

Added by mschofield on 08-09-2004

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Reviews: 814 | Ratings: 2,303
Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Smyrna, GA. The appearance is a nice orange color with a large white head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a great hop/alcohol DIPA mix.

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Photo of hman43
3.11/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: It pours a golden orange that is actually more on the orange side. There is an off white moderate head that does produce a fair amount of lacing.

Smell: It has aromas of Grapefruit and apricot with bread and caramel in the background. There is also a hint of spruce.

Taste: IT is very sweet up front and bitters while in the mouth. There are grapefruit and apricot flavors with bread and caramel.

Feel: It has a moderate feel with a moderately bitter finish that is fairly long lasting.

Overall it is moderately bitter with strong fruit flavors and moderately malts on the low side.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served reasonably cool into a pint glass. Purchased while over in the US. No freshness indicated on the bottle, fingers crossed that this is at least brewed in the past 2 months or so.

Appearance - Reasonably clear dark copper colored beer. Pours a nice finger of ivory head, impressive streaks of lacing left behind as the head dissipates at a glacial pace.

Smell - Plenty of hops, some tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, passionfruit and maybe guava. Plenty of caramel goodness too adding to the sweetness. Alcohol is noticeable in the nose.

Taste - fairly sweet, pineapple and mango again, bitterness is subdued, although flavors aren't quite as intense as I'd expect. Flavors are delicious once they hit the tongue, seems to take some time in my tongue getting them sorted out and it doesn't last for too long. Alcohol is well hidden in the mouth.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is soft and body is surprisingly light and flat. Works well with the sweet flavors. Mouthfeel is sticky but not really cloying. Really nice balance and astonishingly easy to drink fro a DIPA.

Overall - Small Batch 471, has some serious potential, but the flavors don't quite last on the tongue long enough for me to advocate for this harder. Otherwise flat out it is an excellent, but sweet DIPA that will certainly turn some heads in a crowded field.

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Photo of SteveKay
1.06/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer tasted like it had been stored in an old barrel. The wood flavor and smell is dominate. Bought a bottle at Costco because the brewery is usually pretty good. However on the first poor you get a foul sour smell and the taste is not much different. The problem is with the tortured style of a DIPA. You get almost not hoppiness and all alcohol.

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Photo of brewale4me
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy poor with a white head.
Smell apricot with peach and citrus. First impression peach citrus (hops fade quick )with a back ground of sweet malt.
Mouth feel was medium.
Overall impression very good beer. I will get it again.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice 2X IPA. Well balanced with lots of pine and earthy notes. 9.2 ABV is a sleeper. Not a huge presence of alcohol. Not my favorite 2X IPA but would not turn another one down.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: strong pine and herbal notes; the combo smells somewhat medicinal;

T: follows the nose with some pineapple added in; same result - somewhat medicinal; pineapple becomes more prevalent at the end and that helps; finish is moderately bitter and long lasting;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: I'm not a fan of a medicinal note - even if it's intentional, which I think this is;

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Photo of bonesTdog
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great brew. The barrel aging softens the hops and evens out the flavor. The booze is subtle but adds a great level of complexity. I would almost bet this was an aged quad. Love this brew!

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Photo of princessbay710
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It almost has a fantastic smell, but it's so quiet it's hard to tell. This beer, along with the more recent I've tried, has me thinking that maybe I should stick to the styles I know and love.
A very experimental tasting beer.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle without a date, golden translucent beer with a white fluffy head, some lacing. Smells lightly of citrus, very clean pale malts, and a little pine, but very muted. Taste is a tart bitter opening which fades into a clean, unsour finish thanks to the creamy malt texture. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Lightly carbonated. Sticky, hoppy, easy drinking brew that hides it's alcohol well. Almost dank but reserved. Cheers!

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Photo of Danitufano
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good beer, wish the smell was more aromatic. Great taste, new perfect color and great mouth feel, very comfortable in your mouth, easy, hoppy, and a slight bitter taste

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Photo of Psychoslowmatic
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More malt than I expected. Not really cloudy, there's floaters in it. It's OK, not amazing but decent. I'd buy again if it was cheap and/or local, but I'm in the Northeast. If this is their DIPA I bet I'd like their IPA, will have to seek it out.

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Photo of supie12
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This has been a truly enjoyable IPA. There isn't much of a head when I poured it into my glass. But the aroma is so crisp. And it is only surpassed by the taste of the malts and large dose of hops. I really annoyed this one. Too bad it's a limited small batch.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a snifter at Denver airport.
Great deep dark golden hue with minimal lacing.
More malty than hoppy but the ABV is well hidden.
Good beer, glad to try local stuff

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Photo of Beerds
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark rich copper, decent amount of thick off white head. Very fruity smelling (raisins or am I crazy?). Taste is almost like a syrup with little to no hop bite. First breckenridge beer and I must say pretty damn good!

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fine offering from BB. Undated bottle into pint glass. Clear, deep amber with a persistent off-white head. Lots of malt, with the hops taking a back seat to some extent. Medium mouthfeel. ABV is well-hidden. Very, very drinkable.

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Photo of JPowell712
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good DIPA. It had a nice strength to it and you could definitely catch the alcohol. It was very hoppy and very strong flavored. This is a winner.

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Photo of ISUNO
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was not at all what I expected when I opened the bottle. It was a pleasant surprise. Great blend of malts and hops. Lots of sweetness that was very well balanced by bitterness from the hops. I will definitely keep an eye out for this in the future.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 07528B15. Sampled on June 1, 2015

Amber, heady pour with a haze.

The aroma is of roasted caramel, floral, citrus, and cantaloupe.

Medium to heavy body.

Roasted malts briefly and then overcome by bitter hops. Very easy drinking for 9.2%

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Photo of Austinkrat
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great balance of malts and hops. Like Dogfish 90 IPA. Creamy taste. This one's a sleeper in my opinion....should be rated higher. Nice job Breckenridge!

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Photo of Daktah
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great caramel and hop notes in the nose. Great body. The taste squanders some of that goodwill - too much burnt caramel taste and a little booze heavy. The alcohol taste is not shocking given the ABV, but great DIPAs do a much better job of balancing things.

Overall a good beer but a little disappointing given the brewery and price point.

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Photo of Afullmer0317
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Caramel and bitterness blended perfectly. It's a bit sweeter than i usually like my beers, but it was perfectly fitted for this beer. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't crazy sweet as some reviews may have you think. But the sweetness did come through and it was amazing. It came through just as much as the bitterness did and to my surprise made an incredible beer. Color - deep golden.

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Photo of ksimons
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orangeish amber with visible sediment floating in the beer and a thin layer of khaki head. Aroma is of caramel and citrus and what smells like molasses. Taste is similar to the smell but with a much lighter molasses taste. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Overall the smell kind of throws me but the beer actually all works well together.

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Photo of lwillitz
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 3 fingers khaki head over a cloudy body of deep orange amber, very nice web of lace

S - citrus and floral, lots of malt; very pleasant

T - nice malt flavor with a touch of caramel sweetness, citrus and floral hops, notes of grass and spice, somewhat buttery

M - smooth, thick full body; highly carbonated; pretty dry

O - On the malty side, but a very nice brew nonetheless. Delightfully thick and smooth.

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Photo of RayVB
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Interesting DIPA, not overly hopped hint of floral and citrus. For a 9.2% not to heavy on alcohol taste. Overall a good but not great DIPA, would definitely only have 1 at a sitting.

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,303 ratings.
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